Kansas shooting: After Indian techie's killing, Telugus in US advised not to flaunt wealth

The precautionary measures ranged from asking Indians not to flaunt their expensive vehicles and drawing attention to their position and earnings

Kansas shooting: After Indian techie

In the aftermath of Kansas shooting, in which an engineer from Hyderabad was killed, Telegus in the U.S. have been given instructions on how to stay safe from the "U.S. locals".

The precautionary measures ranged from asking Indians not to flaunt their expensive vehicles and drawing attention to their position and earnings, Times of India reported.

According to the English daily, Telegus who have settled there are taking measures to prevent themselves from getting into trouble with Americans with a racist bent of mind, and are also giving out suggestions.


The development comes in the aftermath of the killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer from Hyderabad. He was shot dead while he was at a bar in Olathe town of Kansas last Wednesday by a navy veteran, Adam Purinton, 51, who allegedly yelled "get out of my country" before he opened fire.

Telangana America Telugu Association organized a meeting in Washington on February 27 where issues of concern to Telugus were discussed, the report said.

Jahnsi Reddy, president of the association, told the English daily that while some immediate precautions needed to be taken, a long-term plan of action was also required.

"We know there is a lot of fright in Hyderabad, or for that matter in India, after the Olathe incident but people here are not so worried. There have been a couple of incidents in which two Indians (both from Telangana) were shot dead but we are hopeful things will settle down," she said.